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NGC 1160 - Galaxy

NGC 1160 is a Galaxy in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1160 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1160
  • NGC 1160 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 9° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13, NGC 1160 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 1160

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1160 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).


For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 1160.

23.47 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1160

The following table reports NGC 1160 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1160 is a visual representation of it.
2.38 arcmin
1.1 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1160

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1160 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1160 -  Galaxy star
DSS2 image of NGC 1160 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.38 arcmin) and minor (1.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1160 - Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 1160 - Galaxy is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1160 - Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1160 - Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1160 - Galaxy, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1160

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1160 are provided in the following table:

03h 01m 13s
+44° 57’ 19”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1160 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart NGC 1160 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1160 - Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 1160 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1160 - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1160 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

NGC 1160 - Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 03:07 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)